(Disclaimer: The following rant and vent post contains the word "autistic". Please note that both Jordan and myself included are in fact people with autism, yet there is a difference between letting your disability consume you and merely being autistic biologically. This post is not to shun people who struggle with autism, rather than it's to take out my frustration with a friend and a group of fellow autists for acting well, like a bunch of rabid fanboys. )
I just had to deal with some weaponized autism tonight. Some "friend" of mine Jordan/
came to me on Discord in the Alfa Legion Discord group and literally bitched about of all things, a JPEG File
of one of their "original the space marine, don't steal!" factions in a game vector picture that I've posted on Sonic Fan Wiki, three years ago.
Yes, apparently the Warhammer 40k fandom is so insecure that they will form a lynch mob and bitch about you if you dare post a borderline avatar/ for fun picture on another fandom's wiki that even bares their name in it, even when it's not even about them. My "friend" and his lynch posse tried to sweat me over a fucking picture I made in Dawn of War: Retribution three years ago, to just take "army painter requests".
Apparently, this is enough to ruin a goddamn friendship over:
The Warhammer 40,000 fandom is so elitist that they're insecure about someone even making one of these and accidentally
posting it on another fandom's wiki, even if said picture is three years old and nobody even pays attention to it anymore on a outdated request blog post. It's rather ironic really, Jordan and his social clique are so scared of distancing themselves from the Sonic fandom, yet this sort of needlessly dramatic autistic bullshit is the main reason the Sonic fandom is seen in such a negative light. Both fandoms are just as bad.